I received the above illustration of “The Change Process” from my outstanding coach and transformational leadership expert John Assaraf over a year ago, when I was going through a challenging transition. Though I was already an experienced change manager, leading strategic change projects for fortune companies, this illustration, along with John’s recommendations, were enlightening. They helped me to identify where most organizations are stuck at.
Based on my almost two decades of experience in the Information Technology sector, we are still in a big transition phase. With the Global Economy, changes are coming and going faster than any other sector I know about.
In a majority of organizations, people remain on the left side of the curve illustrated above for too long. They experience resistance, chaos, frustration and disengagement continuously. Many people try going further, but encounter lack of support and are quickly discouraged. These organizations are in need of strong transformational leadership.